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THE .OREGON SUNDAY. JOURNAL PORTLAND, . SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 18. 1911.
AMERICA HAS NO DISTINCTIVE, MUSIC
'Walter i. Damrosch, Famous Onntlurlor, Kiirmi Wp of MunlciU Future, tit America, to Whloh Moat
,' , Beriotu Kkisting Drawback la Fart Tha Arrwrlcnn Composers at Present Art Educated Abroad, anil
lie turn Saturated With European Idea. , V , " ' 'V V
' Walter 9. SanrOseht
'Walter; - Johannes . Damro sch,
America'! moil eminent musical
conductor, 'waa .brn In 11(3, t la
Hrealau, rruasls. . ! father be.
for him .waa m distinguished niu
aictan and brought him 1 lo the
United Btatea when , ho waa a boy
of . Ha began hit career as con.
ductor, after n elaborate musical
education. in Newerhv N.VX and on
th death of hia father, in llevbe'
taint assistant conductor and di
rector of. tha New York German
Opera company and succeeded hint
"as dlrectoof tha Oratorio and
Symphony societies, ,'w,hlch In MM
rendered for the first time In tha
United State Wagner's "Parsifal"
In concert form.. In'ltM he founded
th Damrosch Opere company for
tha production of Wagner's works;
toured the United Statea with' an'
original opera, "The Scarlet letter,"
in 1194, and lectured extensively on
'musical topics. Since; 1)01 Jie has
ylevotad himself largely to tha New
.York Symphony orchestra and to
composition. r . ' .
By fcdward Marshall.
Copvright. ' Itll, by C jr. Mar,
Publishers' Press. I
"la tber really any such a thlhg as
American music? " Have we created a
national musical art?" 1 asked. '
"inere are the bee-innincs. Yes: we
have at laat arrived at an era where
American composers show at leaat
sound construction and workmanship.
But If you ask ma If we have developed
any distinct originality . I ahould say
"No; not yeL Our musicians have not
reached a ataga as advanced aa that at
which our painters and our aculptors
have arrived. But there Is a reason for
this a reason and an excuse. Tha art
of, painting has been cultivated for a
much longer time In America than the
art of creative music, and then, too. Iso
lated cases of genius among early Amer
ican painters, for example, may seem t
greaier to us, possibly than they really
are because of their very Isolation.
TMuslo, as an art, la very young In
the United . Bute. 1 might even say
with truth that musical, composition aa
aa art has hardly been cultivated more
than 40 or 10 years. In tboae days good
teachers were rare and opportunities to
hear good muslo equally rare. Forty or
CO years ago the young American mu
sician therefore' began to go abroad for
study, Mid, going at an age wh,en they
were moat auaoeptlble to outside influ
ences, they aatu rated tbemaelvea with
foreign Ideas so saturated themselves.
possibly, that their originality, their
tendency toward a really distinctive ex
pression, waa somewhat choked If not
wholly suffocated. The men who went
to Munich, aa a reault of their training
there, muslo a la Relnbergef; the men
I who went to Paris endeavored to write
French music, and, ao on."
"But thsre waa MacDoweU." I ven
Well, take the case of MacDowell, If
yon like undoubtedly one of the most
I able of American musicians. Full , of
very notable talent, be went to Oer-
Imany and becefne the pupil of Joachim
Raff, an eminent Herman comooser. I
Ivtslted Raff tn the later eighties and
he introduced MacDowell . to me. He
I waa enthusiastic over hla ability. He
I waa one of hia heat pupils apt! spent
several years with him. There It la.
MacDowell wrote music 4n good German
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'American children are truly young and
joyous. They-' get their pleasures with
out any great expenditure of money,
but with a very great expenditure of
energy,, which makes them really, live.
I The normal child Is . well developed
i physloallyts well ss mentally, and these
' two- developments assist the third the
spiritual, development The pree , to
gether must, of course, mean . Joy, and
of joy mualo surely . Is a natural expres
sion. Thus America will build her mu
sic care, free, aspiring and lasplrlng,
because Of Its abounding health. Anier,
lea's musical taste Is building- fine.
Strong, normal taste." ' . i.y
"Does 4 he . National prosperity which
puts piano playera Into 110 flats and
gives tnuslo lessons to . almost every
Utile girl tend to Improve or harm our
musical prospect r" I Inquired. --"Oh,
Impr6ve It, crtalnly'-ald Mr.
Commissioner: Herbert Knox
Smith Believes He's Found
Defect in System. !
' (Wastitactoe toreas af Tse iaorsai)' ,
yitfhiugton, ; June 11. "The two
years' atydy of water terminals by4 the
I don't know that I ahould bureau ot oorooratlona. in lis .ttart
eay inai oaa musio is imier man no locate- that something', which everyone
mualo, but I can aay, I think., that any f,B wrong with our walerwav sva-
rouslo Is likely to be educstlonallf It l"Z , 7 i. I. - . I W. - ,?T y
im ta u-m.V. ,h.i. .-,.rnt. for torn,. that It. doea not de lta fuU-ahare
that which Is of a higher order. Even of transportation, has convinced me
the phonograph msy very well do that I that the terminal question la a salient
Nothing more remarkable than the in-1 defect" ' That , statement made by
fluence 'of the phonograph haa eome I Commisdloner Herbert 'Knot Smith, Is
W,thK? Hly rln- 1 do not th.,lil; looked upon as marking the Importance
w j V - IWlin WniCn Water tormina! ... rmmmrAmA
expressl.in. -Canned mualc!' The term by ,nat branch of tha mv.rnm.nt kinh
haa made a most thorough Investiga
tion of the commercial aspeota of water
transportation la the United Statea., Ao
cording to the commissioner, the vital
Importance of adequate terminals la but
poorly appreciated, even by many ardent
advocates oi waterway Improvement
"The easiest navigable channel,'' he said,
"la worthless to wsUr craft If they
have no place to load and unload. You
might aa well build a railway without
stations and -yards.
"If. waterways are to be Dubllo hlah
ways, water terminals must, to a reas-
flts Its output, to my mind. I have
been asked to play for phonographic
records and have stesdfaatly refused.
although the phonograph undoubtedly
reproduces Instrumental music much
Wore worthily than it doea the wondera
of tha human voir.
"But It produces noise more notably
than music, nons the less. Still, there
Is much testimony In Its favor a to Its
effect upon the publio taste. The sub
ject has long Interested me, and In con
sequence of this Interest ' I made in
quiries among some dealers.' One of
Walter J. Damrosch,
Joyous, optimistic. Our people have
heart, which means sentiment and they
have ambitlona, which means ssplra
tlcns. These are the essentials.
Women Music's Patrona.
ut at present we are aomewhat
dumb. Muslo now la left. In the United
States, almost exclusively to women.
From them oomea all the support which
music really haa among us. . Our men
hardly know what music la. They have
not reached that atage in real develop
ment which enablee them to realise the
Joys' which they can get from things not
utterly material. They do not guess that
In the purault Of aa art la found tht
finest Joy a man can experience. In the
pursuit of art our men are yet aa chil
dren. New York, has 4.000,000 popula
tion. Let us be generous and say that
oo.ooo or these millions really enjoy
good music. That leaves 1,950.000 who
are in Cimmerian darkness. ' That la a
bad phrase, though. Let aa aay, rather.
tnai u leaves l,B0,00 who are prac
tlcally atone deaf. Only 60,000 have the
least enjoyment of good muslo, and of a
mat v,uuo now roapy really know wnat
they are enjoying when they go to a
good concert or why they are enjoying
itT . How many are able to per-
style, but not in a distinctively Amer- celye the humor, for example, in a
were his Indian songs.
.very good Indeed; but
He wrote an able In-
Id lan suite a aulte baaed on Indian
melody and rhythm (If one can oredlt
the North Amernsan inaian wun meioay,
or anything but rhythm), but they were
I enveloped, not m. their own Harmony,
for the Indian had opiy rhythm, witn
I perhaps a touch of melody. The har
mony, therefore, was of necessity sup
plied from somewhere and it was Oer-
I man, not distinctively Indian. Besides,
I even If the work had been entirely char
Iacterlatlo of the North American Indian,
would that have been a really American
I expression? We have absolutely notb
I in, aa a nation, in common with the
I Indian, and therefore we cannot find
Beethoven symphony the divine laugh'
ter in hla scherzos and finales? How
many can appreciate the Joyous, Inno
cent frayery In one of Haydn's string
quartets? .Upon how many, of the 1U
tenerat faces win you find the respon
sive - smiles which ahould come when
Mosart Is played for them? No; Amer
icans do not aa yet In numbers, re
spond even to the bright appeal of
lighter muslo, and how much,-, on the
other side, do they appreciate the power
of music to depict a whole" philosophy
of life, the cry of the oppressed, the
tragedies of suffering souls? Musle is
still too much associated, in thla coun
try, with personality. People say. In
the United States: " -
"Have you heard Caruso In "AldaT
"In Germany they ask:
" 'Are yoa coins- to "LohensTin" to-
uny national expression In musle found- J nlghtr you hear one American ask a
d Upon Indian aire.
. mil of Amalgamation.
"We are a oomposlte as a nation, and
our national music, when it comes,
must be founded on what, comes from
the amalgamation of races which la tak
ing place here. It will be the bubbling
of the "melting pot.' Out of , this un
precedented amalgamation something
really 'distinctive and something very
Worthy Is sure to come but It has not
yet come. -
r'Tor 28 years I have . watched ' the
growth of the ; United States,- having
bad, perhaps, because of constant travel.
rather an unusual opportunity to do so.
Each year as. the orchestra has traveled
we visit some new city aome city
expressiveness. It no more expresses our
emotions, though, than the Indian mualo
does. , Dvorak haa done wonderfully well
with It In hla New World symphony,
but It la a Bohemian view of America,
and therefore not American muslo. Our
popular mualo has been strongly Influ
enced by Irish music. Their Jigs and
reels have had aa real an effect upon
our people as .have the deeper German
harmonies and more poetio melodies.
The muslo of many other nations baa
exerted similar Influences on us, and
we have gained by them, but we have
not fashioned out of all of them,, as yet
a muslo which can properly be called
The Indian does not represent as.
the negro does not represent ns. and the
early European settlers here had no
mualo they suppressed all music. The
real American muslo, when It cornea
and probably It la building now may
be a composite of many national musical
expressions, but It must represent an
American philosophy of life, and that
can only be crystallized In time. Of
the best things tn art we got few from
the early British settlers. We have de
veloped a real school of painting and
of sculpture, but I doubt If we could
ever have done this if Immigration from
other European countries had not taken
place. -.- v i
"Before the great tide of immigration
set la we devekeeed an American liter
ature, but this school could not prob
ably. Tiave come Into being If the men
wno founded It had lived SO years
later. Emerson, Longfellow. Whittler,
Lowell, Hawthorne, would not under the '
conditions which exist today, have de
veloped aa they did. They were the
product of a sheltered New England at
mosphere. b'Inee their time the foreign
Influx has been so. tremendous that It
has disturbed us In all the arts: but
after It haa been amalgamated this for
sign Influence- will Jointly-produce for
us an art which will certainly be differ
ent from any other and, quite possibly,
may be as worthy as any In the world."
Shan we ever have a muslo a die
phonographs buy. at the start records
of the so-called "popular songs' airs of
j the moment most of them extremely
commonplace or definitely vulgar But
he said that then, by what seems to be
Ian Inevitable process of evolution, the
really Intelligent people who have thus
come under phonographic Influence be
gin to yearn for better things. The
phonograph may have been their flrat
introduction practically to muslo of any
kind, and when It auppllea them only
with the commonplace' they know, so
to speak, by Instinct that they are be
ing cheated that there Is something
better. This they then Insist on gat
ting. Thus the phonograph, instead of
vulgarising them, haa wakened them
and made them want the better things.
"Have we not then produced any
worthy musical pieces?"
' "I do not think of any at this time,
but we are doing better In some direc
tions. The cheaper musical comedies
though' are not Improving, and this may
bring with it Its own remedy a reac-
Prlvate interests control nearly all our
active water, frontage, Publio control
exlats In considerable degree only at
New Orleans, Ban Francisco, Baltimore
and New TOrk, and Is greatly modified
In New York . by -exclusively private
leases for long terms. Out Of (0 of our
foremost ports, only two. San Francl
co and Aew Orleans, have practlcatly
complete puniio ownership and control
of their active water frontage; eight
have a email degree of control, and 40
none at all. Out of IT. ports for which
data la available, exclusive of New Or
leans and San Francisco, only 14 bsve
any publicly owned wharvea. Railroad
ownerenip ana occupancy cover more
than 10 per cent of the active frontage
in ii out or so or the foremoat porta,
and between 16 and 60 per cent in 11
more. - ,
"At New Orleans the active 'Water
front Is admirably equipped and coo-
trolled ,by a state board; most ot the
wharves and aheds are open for gep-
the sort of stuff that Is being dished
up. There was a time when Gilbert and
Sullivan were the popular, song writers
of the day. Sullivan was an excellent
musician, producing scores not of the
hlgheet originality perhapa, but fluent
and melodious, with a fine sense of hu
mor. But suoh work aa hla haa been
supplanted by scores m which noise Is
the principal feature, pieces put togeth
er without harmony. We are not doing
well. The average French musical
comedy Is far superior to what we are
Xosle aad Morals Allied.
"Someone told me, recently, that mu
sic and morals rarely travel nana in
nana. ' MM a nnr prrv r- r
"Then someone did not know. Taxe HUHC TCC TUft
. . . - S ... I '
tna areax muaicai cum wi , nuw u
crates 10 miles of belt line railway,
giving accommodation between the
waterway, local Industries and trunk
line railroads. At San Francisco there
Is an excellent system of wharves under
state control, kept open for general
traffic. The water terminal situation
In these two cities Is by far the best
In the country.
"High landing charges, together with
the absence of adequate terminals, show
forcibly the lack of cooperation between
the localities and the government the
government's enormous expendlturee on
channels being In many cases largely
neutralised by the action or nonaction
of local authorities on terminals."
Oh, I heard It; four years ago;
don't have to go again," may very likely
be the answer...-- i , , -,
That seems (o prove us a young and
undeveloped race, so far as muslo goes,
but. on the other hand, la another thing,
which seems to prove that Instead of be
lng young in civilization we are -old and
critical. .We demand more technical per
fection than any other people In the
world. Our audiences require of those
who entertain them a far higher stand
ard of singing in opera, for Instance
greater purity of . Intonation and finer
technique than the audiences of Paris
or Berlin demand. Singing is offered
n the French and German opera houses
and . accepted by the audiences- there
M? 'nrtcaJ man T "rhls vr wrwenL without protest which would not bo
tHimf C?d.r BiD di tolerated In America, and: what is true
Tulsa. Okla.. waa another; stop this year,-"-rr jrrirrT"I!TL;ii ".r:".
also f Austin,- Texas, and further south. ISJJ
San AatonloV Such citlea are not made emTer ' tha?' tha.tr o? almliu enwahin!!
a-a A ,-,,,, Amar-Uar, I UW HUUUt T.I1W rU&IT 'W IID'v WnlBUtl r
S-r? EeT rri? ? taQulre,!., .;h. represents certain
inw - i retnip in it, toa, rum in
stance, has, ,1 believe, the largest Bo
hemian' population of an city In Amer.
lca-r-over SOO.000. It la. very largely
foreign.' If it produces masks wlll.it
be American?" . : ' . u ,k ,v .
"Wlll.it b -hejnteiit?. MZ: m
"No: the. Influence of all- the other
races in Chicago will prevent that And
shall anawer my own question. It
will, I think, eventually be really; Amer
whistle ai. good airs as the whistlers
of the European countries do?" - ?
- :t WICK or rou song.
'"Ndt but there is k roason a.net excuse
for it. Nearly every, European country
has" a wealth of folkV songs. 'They- are
the spontaneous expression of tMV na
tional emotions, and have boen the basis
of -the rational musicf We.: have In the
lean.- The- foreigner who oomea r here J United States but fewfolk.' songs,, We
changes, changes very -materially, and
the generations which spring from bun
how even greater changes. ? They -do
not a become- the old t American the
American of New England who gave us
the foundations of our , literature; tout
they become the new American who
win give us - the foundations ofr-our
musks, which got started later than our
literature did. "First . mere is the in
fluence of climate to consider, and that
Is very ' great; '' second, there Is the
equally tremendous influence of liberty
of thought : Liberty or thought brings
nave repressed . or emotions.; and that
repression4 has ; eliminated ; much - that
mighjt be joyous, and productiye in our
lives. v nether it is the naturaLdevelon-
ment'of our Puritan beginnings, I don't
know, but it does ' not- seem unlikely.
When the Puritans gained control in
England art languished; they suppressed
it- Coming here they brought this
strong, repressive tendency with them.
and we are stilt the sufferers from it
But' I think we are beginning to recover
from the Ul-etfects. - In our -publio
schools there Is a movement 'toward re
aii enormous expansion of ideas and the! vlval of the dance--humanltys most na-i
change "Off climate has tremendoua tural expression of Jo$ousness and the
physical effect; which,. -In' turn, pro- J sweet .rexpreaslve: - pleasore of free.
duces mental and spiritual " metamor-1 rnytnmio movement ' Men like ouilck
Phosls. The European peasant comes of the Sage Foundation are doing mucn
jover here squat and flat nosed. He be- good elc-ng that line. , But ; the fact
icomes, as generations pass, uuier, . nisi remains mat wo ar a yei wunouv.a
eyes set deeper, and his features -change I national music.- . . , ; . .
jagreeably. Is not climate eventually I "How about ttoe negro mualo r t .
(conqueror and king? - Well, a new. music, I '"The negro muslo isn't urs; it Js the
H distinctively American music, la cer-1 negro's. ,' It has become a popular form
aln .to develop from its American. ylo j of musical expression, and is interesting,
tlnctlve, worthy muslo, really Amer!
Ah, that question Is Impossible to
answer, except that one may say
Whatever our people may develop into,
that their music will eventually ex
"And you are not willing to prophe-
Americans Fall of Tonth.
"Henry Van Dyke, In his book called.
I tninn, The American spirit saysi
The Americans are an Idealistic people,
doing a great practical work.' I turn
it around and say we are a practical
people, . doing an idealistic work. And
I think that as the idealistic . aspira
tions of tha people become more for
mally understood and crystallised, so,
also. Its . musical expression will In
crease in fineness and spirit There
Is something rough and - ready, smash
ing and often very fine about the Amer
ican spirit One sees It more especial
ly, la the western states. It is, perhapa,
material; It certainly is practical. One
might say, for Instance, that the Amer
ican has very little sympathy, with
abstract philosophy at present- With
the American, : passion will probably
never overmaster mind,' as lias been the
case wim lomt ot- ins xaiin races. 1
think' that when the American nature
once -takes . time for recreation It will
tend toward Joyousness, Although' It
ls-not; iTeally, a.JoyOus nature now, for
It ns 'far' too "busy. That may give a
hint perhaps, fit !What the nation's mu
sic, 'when .-it- cornea, win be. Our
younger people,- before vthat Intolerable
old man of the sea, business, crouches
on their shoulders,-: are younger than
the ' younger people . of European na
tions. Our girls of It and 18 are hap
pier rind moe spontaneous than girls of
the 1 same age ; In Germany and France,
who,: even at that early age, are be
ginning to become serious sedate. Our
youth, remains childlike roucjt longer. In
his first description of. American chil
dren Henry: James made them mature,
self seeking.,; There was a time when
the American child was supposed to be
without : any J youthfulness-v -whatever.
Whether -that was true then, or not
do. not know, but it Is not true to
day. . The Americans of now. are full
of .youth fine, ; vital youth. .And the
children, of America are ohlldren actu
ally children. . '
"I am not speaking of the rich, Who
have no wants, therefore have no satis
faction, and. In consequence, have no
vivid Joys, nor am I, on the other hand,
speaking of the children of the slums
unfortunate, in the United States, as '
ory. ,-. fir'-J ,.y; i ( x,
"What kind of music will It-ber;.' ;
Damrosch ' laughed. "If I- knew I
ould produce it fiow, he answered.
'U will be fine muslo. It will be sane,
- -wj?-.' . - a :e"-. ,: r.:
but It is not ours.. Nothing more char
acteristic Of a race exists, but it Is char
acteristic of .the negro,' not the Amer-
t lean, race.1 Through It a primitive people
poured out its emotions with wonderful
beginning of the art, so far as known.
They have been mun of unusual moral
worth. Beethoven was among the no
blest of God's creatures a man whose
attitude toward women, ror example,
was so magnificent so exalted, so self-
denying, tftat It Is slmost impossiDie
for one of ordinary clay to appreciate
it Ha never married and, there la not
a thing to show that all his love affairs
were not entirely pure." v
"Llsitr I suggested.
"He did not care for money In the
least He gave up a career wnicn mignt
have brought him untold money to re
tire to Weimar, at a small salary, there
to conduot for hla friend, the grand
duke, opera which would make his city
famous. From that day on he became
an example of unselfishness and purity.
He never accepted a aoiiar xor piaying
in nubile. He lived on his little In
come of a few thousand gulden. I trav
eled with hjm and I think he did not
spend three thousand thaler In a year.
He traveled second class, lived In a lit
tle garden house, with an old woman
for hla sole attendant No man ot such
distinction ever lived' so simply. All
KLICKITAT PLAN STORAGE
(Special DUpatetj te The JnarnLt
North aklma, Wash.. June 17. Mans
of the storage reservoirs bt the Klickitat
Irrigation project have -been filed at the
United States land office and show a
project Of great stse. The sites are at
Fish lake aqd on the Klickitat, both
sites being on the Yaaima Indian reser
vation. The capacity of the former Is
26.SS0 acre feet and of the latter 117,
Il( acre feet The elevation of the
Klickitat storage reservoir above see
level will be 1670 feet and the masonry
on the two dams will be very heavy.
D IPLOMASL ARE HANDED
''("alem Bertaa ef.Tse JrarwL)
. The Dalles, Or, June 17 A clase' of
10 was given diplomas from The Dalles
High school at the Vogt theatre laat
night, tbere being II girls and seven
boys to complete the course! ' The pro
gram of the evening wee as follows:
Invocettony Rev.- D.' V. Poling,' oration,
'Individual ; Responsibility, ; CUre K.
MoCordt vocal solo, D.. V. rollng; ora
tlorv "Irish Home Rule. Mlanle Pat
terson; vocal duet, Meedamea Carlton.
Williams and N. J. Slnnott; oration,
"The Senate and Publio Opinion"! com
mencement address, Professor - J- It.
Ackerman, president State Normal
school of Monmouth; violin solo. Miss
Lucia. Barton. John Gavin of the school
board presented . the diplomas to Mar
garet Balet Ellen Coffey, Leolla Egbert,
Dorothy Gray, Alta Hockeramlth. Min
nie Kaufman.. Gertrude Lonxmlre.
Oladys Lawson, Clara McCord, Minnie
Patterson. . Frances Stogsdlll, Viola
Wolff. Guy Douthlt Or In ICgbert, Ar
thur Harrlman, Rebel Mori. Kllndt Nlel-
sen, Raymond Ostrander, Manton Tread
gold. The theatre was filled to Us ca
pacity to see the largest class graduate.
Vanse Succeeds as Musician.
tgperlal DUaeTefc te Tbe 1nim1.
The Dallea. Or. June 17. Oeorce
Vause, a local musician of much talent
who has been a student at Oberlln and
the InsUtute of Musical Art of Nsw
York, for the past three years, will re
turn to the Institute as a member of
the faculty next fait Mr Vause will
give a recital here June 20 aad-one at
Pendleton Juno 10 after his return.
Two Email Wood Fires so Far.
fSalesi Bnnaa ef The Journal, t
fialsm. Or. June 17. Frank Harden
has been appointed fire warden for
Polk county and Ted McElwaln for Lin
coln oounty. Only two fires thus far
have. come to the attention of .the state
forester's office. One . weo a , small
blase near Klamath Falls and the other
wood fire near Beaverton. '
Son of American Ambassador
Jo' Italy. Will 'Marry Miss
' " . Helene Demartst.
(By tb tstematloaal Hw arlr.t
Rom June 17 'Jack" Lelechman,
son Jttt : the American ambassador to
Rosie, is to marry Miss Helene De-
mkrest, the beautiful aad attractive
daughter of Mrs.. Warren Demarest of
New York. Amid tears and lamenta
tlona Mrs. Demarest is announcing the
approaching loas of her daughter, eay
Ing: ' . , '.! ' , .'. , - , -. - -
"I knew It would have to come some
day but did not expect so soon," The
engsgement caused surprise as it was
inougnt wnen Frank Burke Roche came
to Europe It was for the purpose of
asking for Miss Demarest's hand. But
somehow Burke Roche ' suddenly
wlt.l. .... . M.. . Jt - , . .
to Miss Laura V. Wells and then Lelsch
man appeared on the scene as the suc
cessful suitor. -
Mrs. Demarest Is not the only one'
weeping over the approaching marriage,
for Baroness Henry, de Rothchlld, who
launched the young "Jack" Leischman
socially an! who for several years past
has made him her protege, does not rel
ish the loss of her escort and la not
hiding her chagrin. She advanced hla
social career in Paris by her patronage
nd made him almoet as popular as his
predecessor In favor. Count Bonl - do
Castellane. - s
The marriage of Miss Demarest will
simplify mstters In the . disturbed
Demarest melange and will drive the
objection of dlvoroe the wife has long
wanted. ' . : . - , . ,.'..
- When this event happens, it will
allow the consummation of Mlas Dem- .
srest's romantlo - affair with young
Count Hello de Tallyrand, Who has been
devoted to the charming New Yorker
for, several years . ? . . . ,.
quite certain of It During the sus
ceptible years of a man's life he should
draw his Inspiration from the country
of his birth. Too many of our young
folk who are musically Inclined believe
that they can get Instruction only in
the European cities. That is wholly a
wrong Idea. There are excellent schools
In the United Statea, not only In New
York, but In Boston and In Chicago.
After a man has been grounded In his
muaio hnra at ham thn ha mav wall
the money h had amassed he divided ro travellnar. to sea wh&t tha am .n.i.i
between bis two children when he was nag to offer. But during the first re-
elsewhere but - Of ih children, of the
middle class, if l dare' use the .term
here In our free republic the children
of people who have enough money to
bring them up comfortably.' but not
enough to spoil, them with. These
hut 40 veara of axe.
"But the matter of his love afalra?"
"Well, women threw themselves at hie
feet I have no doubt he had his -many
love affairs, but of all the women whom
he loved there was not one who after
ward thought of him with anger, I am
sure. Liszt was not immoral; nar was
among the whole world's purest men.
Then siance at little Mozart, ho naa a
heart of gold, devoted to his father and
his mother. Oh. no; true musicians have
not been Immoral, ever."
"There are the operatio people ana
their scandals," I suggested.
I am not willing to include most
singers among true musicians," Mr.
Damrosch answered. "A fine voice Is a
gift of nature. She may give a man or
woman glands, muscles, what not which
when operated produce beautiful sounds.
The brain, the soul, hajre little to do
With It It Is the machine which nature
has "Twlded which creates the singer.
But a man becomes a true musician oe
ciuse his soul yearns for music aa the
sole means by which It may express It
self. With singers It is a desire to take
ao vantage of the gift of nature. For
that . reason we find among singers
often most Inferior minds ana souls,
the mercenary spirit
IVack of Industry Jgotsble.
"But to go back to muslo and Amer
ica: What we must guard against is
lack of Industry and patience the idea
that one can acquire a predtgested and
prepared musical education. This Im
patience to achieve results without suf
ficient labor is especially characteristic
of the American woman. She won t sit
down and dig her knowledge out of a
book herself, although Valuable know
ledge is that which you create yourself
or get with difficulty.- In America too
many things are done for us by other
people who, to be sure, are well paid for
doing them; but we lese much. Our men
do not play ball; they go to watch pro
fessionals do that thua getting their en
joyment falsely at second hand. Our
women do not. study; they go to lec
tures which hare been prepared by peo
ple who have studied. We do not sit
down and study music; we buy contri
vances which play more or less correct
ly, but mechanically, those composi
tions which, to get the best of, " we
should study out ourselves." ; ,
: The great conductor paused a mo
ment and then went back to a subject
Vhlch we had dlsoussed some time be
fore, s-. .'-":-,: ''R-''.--"" irj
-" Meceptlve Period at Home.
'"Let us return for a moment to Mc
Dowell," said he. " X told of his Ger
man Instruction and said that he was an
example, not of spontaneous American
genius, but of German Instruction. - He
ceptlve period he should remain at home
and study here, beneath one of the gift
ed American masters. Until our young
people understand that we shall not
have a national music. '
"But not so long ago the musician
made In Germany, especially the musi
"I was born in Germany, but educated
here. I had the luck of having a great
father. I went abroad and studied and
It was a disadvantage. For ten years,
anyway, I suffered from ii."
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